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Carl Cox pays tribute to late father in special live-stream vinyl session

Carl Cox played a special tribute set on Sunday, dedicated to his father who passed away last week. As part of his weekly Cabin Fever: Sunday Vinyl Session series, Cox played an hour of soul, R&B, funk, reggae, soca and calypso music in tribute to his father Henry Carlisle Cox, who sadly passed away recently …

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New meets old in Bonobo’s remix of Michael Kiwanuka’s ‘Final Days’

The elusive Bonobo returns with his first remix in three years, unexpectedly taking on the soulful and funky fresh source material of Michael Kiwanuka’s “Final Days.” Those familiar with Kiwanuka’s raw, folk-rock style might pinpoint his style as a bit left field of Bonobo’s, but while the producers might fall on different ends of the …

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Massive Attack debut new audiovisual EP, ‘Eutopia’: Listen

Massive Attack have unveiled a new audiovisual EP, ‘Eutopia’, featuring collaborations with Algiers, Saul Williams, and Young Fathers. Having teased the EP early last week with a string of cryptic social media posts, the iconic trip hop outfit shared three music videos on Friday (10th July). The EP, which was made during lockdown, tackles topics …

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Stream Juice WRLD’s first posthumous album, ‘Legends Never Die,’ featuring Skrillex, Halsey, and more

Juice WRLD‘s first posthumous album, Legends Never Die, has arrived. The late Chicago rapper’s newest project features a star ensemble of talent including Trippie Redd, Halsey, Polo G, and more, with multiple artists making sonic cameos across the LP’s 21 tracks. Of interest to electronic dance music fans is Skrillex‘s credit as a writer and …

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MK enamors with another remix, revamps Ant Saunders’ ‘MISCOMMUNICATIONS’

MK is continuing his stream of remixes with his revamp of Ant Saunders’ “MISCOMMUNICATIONS.” The latest edit follows the producer’s recent rework of Jackson Wang‘s “100 Ways,” and finds MK continuing to demonstrate that his remixes can be as polarizing as his original releases, thanks to the infectious layers that he adds on each re-imaginative …

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Explore tuning: Bitwig, VCV Rack, reading, and why it matters

Discovering tuning outside standard piano tuning can feel like finding food with seasoning and spices for the first time. Here are some new resources – strong enough for tuning experts, easy enough for beginners (well, some of them). If you just want to skip ahead, I cover some tools you can use now at bottom. …

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Matisse & Sadko’s old-school progressive ID, ‘Now or Never,’ gets full-fledged release

The names that have sustained an abiding progressive identity as favorably as Matisse & Sadko are few and far in between. Although “Best Thing” and “Strings Again” are in their 2020 release rearview, the Russian brothers have remained quiet during the coronavirus pandemic, taking advantage of the ancillary time and translating it into musical yield. …

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Berlin School Synth Jam With Waldorf Iridium & Modular Synthesizer

[embedded content] Synthesist Martin Stürtzer shared this trip into ambient/Berlin School territory, Lai’s Dream. The live performance features the recently released Waldorf Iridium synthesizer, paired with a Eurorack modular system. Here’s what he has to say about the technical details: “Lal´s Dream was sequenced and recorded with Ableton. All sounds: Waldorf Iridium, U-HE Repro5, Makenoise …

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Chillwave Track Created With Just A Roland SH-01A

[embedded content] Synthesist Stefano Mattia shared this music video for his track Drifting Automata. All sounds come from one synth, a Roland SH-01a, with percussion and effects added in Logic. Mattia’s patches and arrangement work to showcase what’s possible with a single inexpensive synth. Here’s what Mattia has to say about the technical details: “I …

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Kebu Live Roland Synth Jam – “Just Another Space Odyssey”

[embedded content] Sunday Synth Jam: Finnish synthesist Kebu (Sebastian Teir) shared this live performance of Just Another Space Odyssey, from his 2012 album To Jupiter And Back. Teir created the video for Roland using an all-Roland keyboard rig, featuring both modern and vintage gear Here’s what Teir has to say about th technical details: “In …

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